Category Archives: Asia

Project 75i submarine : How defence monies are squandered

India has indigenously designed and built (mostly in the private sector) the Arihant-class nuclear powered ballistic missile firing submarine (SSBN), the most potent weapon system in any arsenal. And yet the Government has agreed with the Navy that India cannot

India, Vietnam set to ink nuclear energy pact, boost defence ties

During Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang’s visit this week, the two sides will discuss developments in South China Sea By Elizabeth Roche In a move that could put China on the back foot, strategic partners India and Vietnam are to

Need to tell youth Azadi will never happen, you can’t fight us: Indian Army Chief

By Muzamil Jaleel General Rawat said he is perturbed by the killings. “We don’t enjoy it. But if you want to fight us, then we will fight you with all our force. Kashmiris have to understand that the SFs (security

Nuclear security, AI and the future

The western world is taken over by a storm and surge which is so overwhelming that everybody or who’s who of any significance are talking about it. This is the Artificial intelligence (AI), a revolution in the making. The research

India’s nuclear do – nothing policy

By Bharat Karnad The Shakti series of underground tests 20 years ago were the last, stifled, hurrah of the Indian nuclear weapons programme. Stifled because the thermonuclear device tested on May 11, 1998 was a dud, and the last hurrah

Afghanistan – The cornerstone of US – Pakistan mistrust?

By Robert L. Grenier It might be hard to imagine now, but in the days immediately following 9/11, the George W. Bush administration saw much to like  at least potentially  in the Taliban. For one thing, they were actually in

The great Afghan paradox

By most metrics the war in Afghanistan is going badly By James Kitfield By most metrics the war in Afghanistan is going badly. According to the most recent quarterly report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the

India using chemical arms against Kashmiris in IHK: AJK PM

ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan Wednesday accused India of using chemical weapons in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). He maintained, “There is evidence that Indian forces deployed in Kashmir had been using weapons that

Rape, murder of minor Kashmiri girl triggers outrage in India, IHK

* Mehbooba Mufti promises there will be no obstruction of justice * Indian apex court decides to itself examine the case * Congress targets Modi for his ‘silence’ over the issue * Streets protests on the cards as religious tensions

A new approach to Afghanistan

The Afghan war has cost the United States a little over a trillion dollars, even by modest estimates, that is about $58 billion per year By Imran Jan Let me clarify at the outset that this is not about the Nash